In his first Oval Office address to the nation on Tuesday, President Obama laid out the steps needed to bring about our country’s next great industry. For starters, America has to regain its economic competitiveness with respect to our investment in clean energy technologies. Last year, China surpassed us in this space by an almost two-to-one margin.
Applied Materials will be hosting a series of online conversation via Twitter on various aspects of solar energy June 21 – 25 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm PT each day.
These one-hour conversations, will kick off the first day of summer - Summer Solstice - by featuring a different expert each day to discuss various topics including solar energy legislation, utility scale solar, the solar industry in China and the benefits of solar installations, to name a few.
As policymakers return to Washington for what will be a packed fall schedule, health care is Issue Number One on their minds. It was their primary focus before they left for the August recess and, as the daily stories and video clips from town hall meetings make clear, the issue is well on its way to dominating the autumn congressional schedule. And it is a major issue, to be sure. But there is another health care issue that is even more significant – one that affects a lot more than 305 million Americans.